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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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You may have taken a draw of this Belgian brew in the past, during your afternoon "client relations" meetings at Brasserie Beck. The double blonde was developed with the help of some intense Belgian brewers (as if there’s any other kind) known as the Brouwerij De Musketiers, and it actually helped Thor Cheston, Beck’s beer director, get knighted by the beer guild in Brussels.

And now, for the first time, they’re bottling it. It comes in a 750ml version—complete with corks and wire cages—and, at this very minute, it’s on a ship approaching our shores, where it’s due to arrive any day (icebergs notwithstanding) for your closer-to-home client relations. When it gets here, expect something citrusy and yeasty, but a little less potent than your typical Belgian

Commissioned for Restaurants by Robert Wiedmaier.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (1221) - Besançon, FRANCE - AUG 30, 2015
Bue en bouteille. Blonde foncée. Effervescence moyenne. Biere assez légère bien équilibrée. Belle impression générale. Maltée.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ludos68 (4) - - AUG 25, 2015 does not count
Colore Oro carico, schiuma bianca cremosa e persistente. Al naso aromi floreali, fruttati, erbacei ed una lieve speziatura. Idem in bocca. Finale morbido con un amaro presente (ma non eccessivo) e con una buona persistenza

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shark_Pants (468) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2015
Hazy golden amber with large creamy white head, leaving nice lacing. Aromas of stone fruits, white pepper, honey and a little biscuit. Stone fruits also prominent in the taste, along with a light tartness, honey, white pepper and lightly toasted bread. Finishes dry and bitter. Light bodied and not oily, giving a clean impression in the finish. Pretty darn good.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rikstar (1463) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2015
0,33l fles bij bryanvdv goudgele zonder een noemenswaardige kraag. Smaak en geur met wat Citrus, mist wat aan karakter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (609) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2015
Bottle at home. Lightly cloudy golden ale, foamy white head. Belgian yeasty notes dominate with banana, pepper and spices and richly malted, lightly hopped adding a bitter, refreshing finish. Good body, medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (4309) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2015
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen (17/07/2015) - pours hazy golden amber with a off-white head. Sweet malty and fruity aroma and taste, caramel, sweet citrius fruity, some marmalade, yeasty, some spices, medium body, bitter sweet citric finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (3402) - BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2015
Commissioned beer referring to the Antwerp legend of the giant Antigoon. Lightly hazy, tad peachy ’old gold’ colour with thick, dense, moussy, egg-white head. Aroma of gooseberries, freshly cut nettles, cucumber, bread dough, field flowers, green apple, biscuit, unripe pineapple, white pepper, peach, some bubblegum, some honey, some sweaty grains; in warming up, the better aspects of the aroma, in the form of sweetish fruits and very floral hops, begin to dominate. Crisp, spritzy onset of green and sourish fruits, apple, white grape, redcurrant, with a honeyish sweetness underneath, fizzy carbo, light and supple mouthfeel, lemon peel accent for freshness, lightly bready malts, lean and sweetish, ending in a yeasty-bready-earthy and florally hop bittering finish, a bit spicy and resiny, quenching and balancing, with some lingering malt sweetishness though the hop bitterness remains longer. Crisp, not unpleasant blonde, nothing out of the ordinary by any means but enjoyable, with not too many flaws and good balance between dry and sweet, though admittedly I expected a bit more from it since it’s Musketeers...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
xXbaptisteXx (137) - - JUL 3, 2015
Bière de couleur blond pas le légèrement trouble avec une mousse blanche assez tenace Au nez on va sentir des odeurs assez fruité comme l'abricot cerises En bouche elle va se sentir assez douce avec assez désaltérantes au final Bien sympa à découvrir

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (1882) - NORWAY - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle shared JMD at HNB 06.06.15. Clear golden. Persistent off-white head and lacing. Aroma of tropical fruits, succade, grass and flowerfields. Taste of succade and citrus marmelade, balanced with fine bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen1 (3641) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2015
Flaske fra Holmens importkoffert, delt med Ovesen på tappekveld: klar gylden med eksemplarisk skum. Mmm, aroma av lyse bær og vanilje. Lime, stikkelsbær og lekker bitterhet balanserer dette uttrykket, og alkoholen er forsiktig til stede. Tydelig friskhet (ingenting klissete) kombinert med en kraftig munnfylde, dette er en skikkelig musketér.


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